What are my tenants rights if I want to sell my property?

As the owner of a house or flat you can sell it whenever you want, even if you have tenants, but they have certain rights you should know about before you attempt to sell.

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Tenants’ rights when selling – three popular queries and our answers

If you own a house or flat that currently has tenants but you want to sell, you might have some questions about what to do. Here are some queries we have received, and our responses:

✅ Am I prohibited from selling my home if tenants are still living in it?

No. There’s nothing stopping you from seeking a buyer for your house or flat even if tenants are currently living in it. But you must give them notice that you plan to sell if you intend to sell with vacant possession, which will start the clock for them moving out. The duration of this notice will be specified in your rental agreement and is typically about 60 days.

✅ Does selling my home always mean my tenants must move out?

No. In fact, some landlords who sell their building with existing tenants in it will try to find another landlord to buy the property and then transfer the property and rental agreements to them. The downside is that there’s a very limited number of such buyers looking for such properties, so you might struggle to sell your home with this option.

✅ What's the quickest way that I can sell my home with tenants?

You should strongly consider contacting a fast property buying company, because they are focused on giving fast cash offers to homeowners with the promise of a quick and no-hassle sale. Another advantage of selling to certain of such companies is that they don’t charge sellers fees, so you’ll keep all the proceeds from the sale.

Call LDN Properties to sell your home with tenants

We launched our fast property buying business in 2003 and in the years since have bought many houses and flats even when tenants were still living in them. We can give you the same chance to get a swift and competitive cash offer on your tenanted home through a zero-stress process, and we will never charge you any fees. Learn more by calling 020 7183 3022 and talking to our team of experts. Or click on "Request Offer" and we will be in touch quickly.

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